Classics from the golden age of rock, blues, and country music, among them legendary tunes by the four iconic artists of Million Dollar Quartet, will fill Rock Island's Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse on New Year's Eve as the theatre hosts Good Rockin' Live: A Salute to Sun Records, a concert event boasting iconic songs performed by venue favorites Robert Shaw & the Lonely Street Band.

Performing at the Rock Island Brewing Company in celebration of both New Year's Eve and a certain change in Illinois law that will come into effect in 2020 (as RIBCO's website states, “all you know why!” the celebration is taking place), the reggae, rock, and dub musicians of Rude Punch ring in the new year with level vibes, jams, and plenty of holiday cheer in their December 31 engagement New Laws Eve.

Closing the book on 2019 with a celebration of one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Davenport's Redstone Room will also ring in the new year through the December 31 All Sweat Productions presentation Clapton, with the music of "Slowhand" lovingly recreated by a roster of some of the finest musicians in the Quad City area.

For the second set of presentations in radio station WVIK and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2019-20 Signature Series, the program's traditionally beautiful music gets seasonal in the December 14 and 15 concert event Holiday Brass, with respective audiences at Eldridge's North Scott High School and Moline's Bartlett Performing Arts Center treated to classic holiday favorites, celebrity-guest readings of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and the talents of the Moline High School Choir.

Praised by GratefulWeb.com for their “technical prowess” and for “maintaining a fresh take on traditional music,” the gifted musicians of the Americana ensemble Arkansauce headline the River Music Experience's Guest List Series on December 19, their Redstone Room concert sure to demonstrate why the music site insists, “Make it a mission to see Arkansauce live.”

Two Many Banjos at RIBCO -- December 20.

Visiting the Quad Cities from Duluth, and composed of Minnesota musicians Marc Gartman, Dave Carroll, Jillian Rae, and Steve Garrington, the bluegrass quartet Two Many Banjos takes the stage at the Rock Island Brewing Company on December 20, their self-titled debut album described by the Duluth News Tribune as “a worthy addition to any collection,” with the paper adding “what sets this group apart is the heart that maestro Gartman puts into every single recording he has a hand in.”

Bringing the holiday spirit to Davenport's Nighswander Theatre on December 20, the Quad Cities' monthly music-and-humor variety show the Bucktown Revue celebrates the season with its year-ending presentation Christmas in Bucktown, a night of toe-tapping tunes, charming storytelling, and hilarious sketch comedy featuring special guests John Phillips, the Bucktown Gals, and singer/songwriter David G. Smith.

Rozz-Tox’s Northern Parallels series of techno/house/electro/club music events celebrates its three-year anniversary with a party headlined by Detroit-born, Chicago-based DJ-slash-producer Jason Patrick, with Northern Parallels residents Higgy and Mike Derer rounding out the bill.

Originally founded in Iowa City and performing their signature fusion of funk and Afro-Caribbean music, the musical talents of Eufórquestra bring their annual seasonal concert Home for the Holiday's to Iowa City's Englert Theatre on December 20, with GratefulWeb.com enthusing, “The boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any second and they want to die doing what they do best.”

Madison-based journeyman and experimentalist/bedroom-pop weirdo Tippy plays Rozz-Tox on December 13.

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